• November 10, 2022

Ayron Thelen Killed, 1 Injured in Truck Accident on Drew Road in Sherman Township, MI

UPDATE (November 18, 2022): Authorities identified the man killed in the crash as Ayron Thelen. It appears officials believe that the semi-truck involved in the crash failed to stop at the stop sign at Drew Road and Coldwater. It's unclear if charges are pending. Right now, additional details surrounding the crash remain unavailable.

Sherman Township, MI -- November 9, 2022, a Weidman man was killed and one person was hurt following an accident involving a semi-truck.

Investigators said that the incident happened at around 5:35 p.m. along Drew Road at the intersection of Coldwater Road.

Officials said that a Weidman man was in a car traveling eastbound along Drew Road. While crossing onto Coldwater Road, a southbound semi-truck crashed into the car.

Ayron Thelen Killed, 1 Injured in Truck Accident in Sherman Township, MI

The Weidman man sustained fatal injuries due to the crash while the truck driver, a Freeland man, had unspecified injuries. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Ayron Thelen Truck Accident in Sherman Township

It's incredibly concerning to see the most recent information say that a truck driver didn't stop at an intersection. Images I've seen show there are stop signs on Drew while there aren't any on Coldwater. If these details are accurate, how exactly does a professional driver fail to see a stop sign, let alone cross traffic. It's a serious sign there was something going on that could have been avoided. What that mistake was could drastically change how challenging it will be to get the victim's loved ones the justice they deserve.

When it comes to commercial truck wrecks, things are almost never open-and-shut. Even if police came out tomorrow and said they're arresting the truck driver for blowing through a stop sign, that would not guarantee any kind of accountability for the driver's employer. They have the right to defend themselves just as any of us do. The difference is they have teams of professionals dedicated to doing just that.

Without the right experience and evidence, victims and families can find it difficult to get the resolution they deserve, which is why I do what I can to inform people of these challenges whenever possible. That can be a vital first step getting the help and the resolution that can make things as close to right as possible. The article below delves into this further, so I encourage everyone to read it and ensure they're as informed as possible.

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